2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in 16 games, all in relief…went 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA in 21.2 innings with two saves…allowed 21 hits, 10 runs and nine earned runs while striking out 12 and walking four…held opponents to a .263 batting average…pitched in a career-high 4.2 innings of relief in the season opener at Pepperdine (2/13), picking up the win and allowing just one hit while striking out four…notched a save against San Francisco (2/22) in 1.1 innings of work…recorded a save in 2.1 innings of relief at UNC Wilmington (3/31), striking out three and allowing three hits…pitched 2.2 innings at Houston (4/11), striking out one and allowing one hit…credited with the win in 0.2 innings against Southeastern Louisiana (4/28)…struck out one against Houston (5/3).
Prior to Tulane
St. John's River State (2013-14): Played two seasons at St. John's River State...missed his sophomore season due to injury...appeared in 24 games out of the bullpen as a freshman, posting an ERA of 4.03.
About Eric Steel
Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner at Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida...pitched and also played the infield...earned All-Cape Coast Conference League honors all four years of high school...helped his team advance to a regional semifinal during his senior year in which the team posted a 21-5 record, overall...went 8-1 with a 0.93 ERA as a senior while striking out 80 and walking only six in 67 innings...also batted .368 as a senior.
Personal: Born Eric James Steel on March 18, 1994...the son of Pam and Gary Steel...has an older sister, Brooke Almiron...plans to major in public relations at Tulane.